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What to consider when selecting hand rails for the home

06 Mar 2024
As occupational therapists and aged care specialists, prioritising the safety and welfare of your clients is of utmost importance.
The selection of handrails and grabrails in different settings, especially in home environments, requires careful consideration of material choice due to its significant impact on durability, hygiene, and overall efficacy.
While some may advocate for galvanized steel, we assert that grade 304 stainless steel emerges as the superior option for a multitude of reasons.
The features of Stainless Steel


Durability and Longevity: 

  • Grade 304 stainless steel is renowned for its exceptional durability and resistance to corrosion. Unlike galvanised steel, which is coated with zinc to protect against rust, stainless steel contains chromium, which forms a passive layer that prevents corrosion and ensures the longevity of the material. This inherent resistance to rust and corrosion makes stainless steel handrails and grabrails ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications, where they may be subjected to moisture, humidity, and varying temperatures. 

Hygiene and Cleanliness: 

  • Stainless steel's smooth surface and non-porous nature make it easy to clean and disinfect, reducing the risk of bacterial growth and the spread of infections. Unlike galvanised steel, which may develop rough patches over time, stainless steel retains its smooth finish even after prolonged use and frequent cleaning, ensuring a safer and more hygienic environment for patients and caregivers alike. 


Aesthetic Appeal: 

  • Aside from its functional benefits, stainless steel also offers aesthetic advantages. The sleek and modern appearance of grade 304 stainless steel complements a wide range of interior designs and architectural styles, enhancing the overall look and feel of the space. Whether it's in the shower, corridor, kitchen, or outside to get up the stairs, stainless steel handrails and grabrails add a touch of style while providing essential support and stability. 


Compliance and Safety Standards: 

  • Occupational therapists are committed to upholding the highest safety standards for their clients. Stainless steel handrails and grabrails meet or exceed various industry regulations and safety standards, including the 1428.1 Building codes for commercial buildings.  


While both galvanised steel and stainless steel are viable options for handrails and grabrails, the numerous advantages offered by grade 304 stainless steel make it the superior choice for occupational therapists and their clients.

Its unmatched durability, hygiene, aesthetic appeal, and compliance with safety standards make it the ideal solution for healthcare, rehabilitation, and residential settings alike. At Aged Care and Medical, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality products, and that's why we exclusively install grade 304 stainless steel handrails and grabrails.  


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